Emergency Russian

You never know when you might be in an emergency situation. When you’re traveling by air there are some emergency Russian words you may need to use. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand the emergency procedures on the plane in Russian, as well as other key pieces of information.

You’ll learn how to ask for things in Russian and how to speak to airport officials. Soon you’ll know exactly what to say on the plane and at the airport to make it easier and safer for you to travel in Russia.

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Pronouncing emergency Russian words

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Полка для ручной клади

Polka dlya ruchnoi kladi

Over head locker

Ремень безопасности

Rimen’ bizapasnasti


Аварийный выход

Avareeinyi vyhat

Emergency Exit

Спасательный жилет

Spasatil’nyi zhilet

Life jacket






Flight attendant

Посадочный талон

Pasadachnyi talon

Boarding pass

Imagine you are on a flight from America to Russia. It’s a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket in case you are cold. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.

Дайте, пожалуйста, стакан воды.

Daiti pazhalusta stakan vady

I would like to have a glass of water.

У меня аэрофобия.

Oo minya aerafobia

I'm scared of flying.

Я хочу есть.

Ya hachoo yest’

I'm hungry.

Мне холодно, дайте, пожалуйста, одеяло.

Mne holadna, daite pazhalusta adiyala

I'm cold, could you get me a blanket?

Когда мы приземлимся?

Kagda my prizimleemsa?

When are we going to land?

Пожалуйста, пристегните ремень безопасности.

Pazhalusta, pristigneeti rimen’ bizapasnasti

Please fasten your seatbelt.

Мои наушники не работают.

Maee naooshniki ni rabotaioot

My headset doesn't work

Мы будем проходить зону турбулентности.

My boodim prahadeet’ zonu turbulentnasti

We will pass through a turbulence zone

Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the Выдача багажа and make your way to the Таможенный контроль. Listen to the Audio below to hear the pronunciation…

Выдача багажа

Vydacha bagazha

Baggage claim

Таможенный контроль

Tamozhinyi kantrol’


Hopefully you wont need to use the following phrases, but it’s still useful to know them.

Мой багаж повреждëн.

Moi bagash pavrizhdyon.

My luggage got damaged.

Мой багаж потерялся.

Moi bagash patiryalsa.

My luggage got lost.

Я опоздал на стыковочный рейс.

Ya apazdal na stykovachnyi reis.

I've missed my connecting flight. (male speaking)

Я опоздала на стыковочный рейс.

Ya apazdala na stykovachnyi reis.

I've missed my connecting flight. (female speaking)

Я потерял свой паспорт.

Ya patiryal svoi paspart.

I've lost my passport. (m)

Я потеряла свой паспорт.

Ya patiryala svoi paspart.

I've lost my passport. (f)

Я потерял свой билет.

Ya patiryal svoi bilet.

I've lost my ticket. (m)

Я потеряла свой билет.

Ya patiryala svoi bilet.

I've lost my ticket. (f)

Я потерял свой посадочный талон.

Ya patiryal svoi pasadachnyi talon.

I've lost my boarding pass. (m)

Я потеряла свой посадочный талон.

Ya patiryala svoi pasadachnyi talon

I've lost my boarding pass. (f)

Я заблудился.

Ya zabludeelsa.

I'm lost. (m)

Я заблудилась.

Ya zabludeelas'.

I'm lost. (f)

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson.

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